Wheelhouse Outdoor Area

Located next to the 35-acre stocked lake at Voice of America MetroPark is a small wooden building known as the Wheelhouse Outdoor Adventure Center. From April thru September, you can visit the Wheelhouse to rent row boats, paddle boats, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, bicycles, and purchase fishing permits. Rentals are available in the off-season by contacting MetroParks' Administrative Office.

 

2018 Wheelhouse Rates

Fishing

Daily Permit

  • Single                         $8.00
  • Child (6 & under)       Free
  • Group/Family            $20.00

Annual Permit

  • Adult                        $100.00
  • Youth (7-16)             $50.00
  • Group/Family         $135.00

Fishing Permit Discounts

  • Senior      20% ($6.40 daily, $80.00 annually)
  • Military    20% ($6.40 daily, $80.00 annually)

Fishing Pole Rental

  • 1 Hour                    $7.00
  • 3 Hours                  $12.00
  • Daily                      $20.00

Live Bait

  • Night Crawlers,     $4.00
     Red Worms, Wax Worms
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Bicycle Rentals

Adult and Youth

  • 1 Hour                                        $7.00
  • 2 Hours                                      $9.00
  • 3 Hours                                      $11.00
  • Daily                                           $30.00
  • Group Rate per hour               $21.00
    (4 bicycles)

Watercraft Rentals

Row Boat

  • 1 Hour                                          $10.00
  • 3 Hours                                        $20.00
  • Daily                                             $30.00
  • Group Rate per hour                  $30.00
    (4 boats)

Row Boat with Trolling Motor

  • Daily                                            $45.00
    (includes boat, motor, battery)

Pedal Boat

  • 1 Hour                                         $16.00
  • Group Rate per Hour                $48.00
    (4 boats)

Kayak

  • 1 Hour Single Person Kayak       $11.00
  • Daily Single Person Kayak         $60.00
  • Group Rate per hour                   $33.00 
    (Single Kayaks)
  • 1 Hour Tandem Kayak                 $13.50

Stand-Up Paddle Board

  • 1 Hour                                          $16.00
  • Group Rate per Hour                $48.00
    (4 boards)

Launch Your Own Watercraft

  • Daily Permit                                $5.00
  • Annual Permit                            $35.00
Kayak

Food & Beverage

Bottled beverages, ice cream novelties and bagged snacks available at the Wheelhouse.

  • Daily Rental signifies from the opening of the Park or Wheelhouse to one hour before dusk or close of Wheelhouse.
  • Group/Family consists of up to 7 members: 2 adults, 5 children (15 & under.)
  • Annual Permits are valid one year from the date of purchase.
  • Seniors 60+ with ID or Golden Buckeye Card
  • Current & former U.S. Military service members with proof of service.
  • Fishing Pole Rentals do not include Fishing Permit.)
  • Helmets are included with bicycle rentals.
  • All watercraft come with PFD's at no additional charge pursuant to State Law.
  • Taxes included in price.